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May 16, 1931

Handbuch der mikroskopischen Anatomie des Menschen.

JAMA. 1931;96(20):1724-1725. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720460070038

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In the case of a subject with so vast a literature as the kidney, it is an achievement to write a monograph which represents an actual contribution, as Möllendorff has done. It will prove indispensable to all students of the structure and function of the kidney. It begins with the histology and cytology of the human uriniferous tubule and then takes up the blood supply and supporting tissue of the organ as a whole. The discussions of renal function are dominated by the theory that all components of the urine are secreted into the capsular space of the malpighian body and concentration occurs throughout the rest of the tubule. There is little effort to explain the differences in structure at different levels of the tubule. Considering the author's familiarity with the amphibian kidney, it is surprising that the work of Nussbaum and of his detractors should not have been justly

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